Food-and-Tinnitus

Food and Tinnitus: What to Eat When You Have Tinnitus

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a condition that can drive one mad. For some people, their tinnitus can come and go, while others suffer from a non-stop ringing or buzzing in their ears. In some instances, many sufferers have noticed that their symptoms get worse after ingesting certain foods. While this condition is still not well-understood and there is no definitive connection between food and tinnitus, for some people, certain foods seem to make their tinnitus worse.

Wondering what foods to avoid when you have tinnitus? If so, check out this list of foods that are suspected of making your tinnitus symptoms worse.

Sugar – Having excess sugar in the blood can disrupt the inner workings of the ear. Ingesting too much sugar can disrupt the flow of oxygen and glucose to the brain, disrupting the hearing process.

Salt – Salt can increase tinnitus symptoms by restricting blood vessels and increasing blood pressure, affecting the flow of blood to the ears.

Caffeine – Caffeine, like salt, also restricts blood flow and can increase blood pressure. However, this ingredient seems to help some people with their tinnitus, while it can exacerbate tinnitus in other people.

MSG – Otherwise known as Monosodium Glutamate, this favorite flavor enhancer is a neurotransmitter can increase the levels of electrical activity in the auditory cortex and the brain.

Sulfite – A food preservative found in chocolate, bacon, wine, and dried fruit, for those who are intolerant to sulfite, ingesting these foods can increase tinnitus symptoms.

Trans/Saturated Fats – Reduced blood flow can increase tinnitus symptoms, and both saturated and trans-fats affect your cardiovascular system and reduce the flow of blood.

Now that you know what to avoid, here is a list of foods that can help tinnitus.

Salmon – High in B12, which can help decrease the likelihood of developing tinnitus, especially for those who are already at risk.

Mackerel – High in B12, which can help decrease the likelihood of developing tinnitus, especially for those who are already at risk.

Chicken – Having a zinc deficiency can increase the likelihood of developing tinnitus, especially for those who are already at risk. However, chicken is rich in zinc and can help defend against this.

Red Meat – High in B12, which can help decrease the likelihood of developing tinnitus, especially for those who are already at risk.

Lamb – Having a zinc deficiency can increase the likelihood of developing tinnitus, especially for those who are already at risk. However, lamb is rich in zinc and can help defend against this.

Cashews – Having a zinc deficiency can increase the likelihood of developing tinnitus, especially for those who are already at risk. However, cashews are rich in zinc and can help defend against this.

Yogurt – Good source of potassium, which is helpful for the regulation of fluid flow throughout the body. Potassium can help get rid of excess fluid in the ears and body.

Pineapple – Pineapple is excellent at reducing inflammation in the body, including the ears. Less swelling in the ears can help lessen tinnitus symptoms.

Bananas – Good source of potassium, which is helpful for the regulation of fluid flow throughout the body. Potassium can help get rid of excess fluid in the ears and body.

Sweet Potatoes – Good source of potassium, which is helpful for the regulation of fluid flow throughout the body. Potassium can help get rid of excess fluid in the ears and body.

Spinach – Good source of potassium, which is helpful for the regulation of fluid flow throughout the body. Potassium can help get rid of excess fluid in the ears and body.

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